New drugs may help prevent hearing loss

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 19:20

New York, March 10 (IANS) Researchers have found that inhibiting a new enzyme protects mice and rats from noise or drug-induced hearing loss.


Stored blood may be unsafe for severely injured patients

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 17:16

New York, March 10 (IANS) Blood stored for long may be less safe for patients with massive blood loss and shock as it may have adverse effects on them, researchers, including one of Indian origin, suggest.


Saliva prevents traveller's diarrhoea: Study

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 12:26

New York, March 10 (IANS) Researchers have identified a protein in saliva that protects the body from traveller's diarrhoea, a finding that may lead to the development of new preventive therapies for the disease.


Drones capable of reading human heart rate developed

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:32

Sydney, March 9 (IANS) Australian researchers have developed a drone capable of measuring a person's breathing and heart rate from 60 metres away, an advance that may help during humanitarian crises.


'Bones from Pacific island likely those of Amelia Earhart'

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 10:04

Washington, March 9 (IANS) Bones found on a remote Pacific island almost eight decades ago likely are those of pioneering American pilot Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in 1932, a new study has claimed.


Apple's healthcare programme to target 1 mn women by 2020

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 19:08

San Francisco, March 8 (IANS) Apple is aiming to expand the benefits of an awareness programme, launched in India and China last year to encourage women workers to focus on personal health, to over 1 million women by 2020, the technology giant said on Thursday.


Microsoft, Apollo Hospitals to use AI for cardiac diseases

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 16:52

New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Targetting cardiac diseases, Microsoft has partnered with Apollo Hospitals to expand its healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) offering, the software giant said in a statement on Thursday.


Unwanted hair growth in women may indicate infertility: Experts

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 15:22

Washington, March 8 (IANS) All women who have unwanted dark hair growing on the face, chest or back should undergo testing for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) a common condition that contributes to infertility and metabolic health problems, say experts.


Deadline for Ayushman Bharat logo competition extended

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 19:04

New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday extended till March 18 the deadline for the competition to design a logo and tagline for the Ayushman Bharat programme.


ICMR to study effect of cellphone on public health

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 17:50

New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) You may not be sure whether the cellphone besides the pillow can cause brain cancer, long usage ENT impairment or infertility when kept in pant pocket. But the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) sees this as a possibility and wants to be sure.


50% rise in patients seeking homeopathic treatment

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 23:32

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said homeopathy is "clinically effective" and there has been a 50 per cent rise in the number of patients seeking homeopathic treatment in the country in the past five years.


Mother's liver saves her infant

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 22:04

Noida, March 6 (IANS) A one-and-half-year-old girl from Iraq suffering from a rare inherited liver disorder was given a new lease of life after her mother donated a part of her liver.